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Internet of Things

Over-the-air software updates for IoT devices present companies with product liability and safety opportunities — and challenges

by Hogan Lovells on

Mobile devices within the Internet of Things (IoT) are continuously benefitting from rapid technological advancements. And once those devices are sold to consumers, over-the-air (OTA) software updates ensure they can be...more

Israeli Cyber Security Deals Double from Q4/2017 in $1.52 Billion First Quarter for High-Tech Companies

by Sullivan & Worcester on

Key facts: - $1.52 billion was raised in 181 deals—an increase in the number of deals and the total sum - A rounds captured a third of the total amount raised - Capital raising by companies in R&D stage leapt 60%,...more

[Webinar] AutoClassification 101 Webinar Series, Session Four: The Future of Information Governance and Content Services - May...

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In this final session of the AutoClassification 101 Webinar series, presented by Epiq/Valora Technologies, Sandra Serkes and Julie Colgan look ahead to discuss “the Future of Information Governance and Content Services....more

Impact of the Internet of Things on the Insurance Industry

Kara Scarboro, an attorney in Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP’s Insurance Practice, explains the concept of “the internet of things” and how it enables real-time data to be provided from an insured to an insurance company,...more

The Internet of Things Webinar Series: Product Liability in Europe

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On April 11, 2018, Hogan Lovells hosted another installment in its 2018 webinar series on emerging issues involving the Internet of Things (IoT). This webinar focused on product liability in Europe....more

NIST Cybersecurity Framework 1.1: A blueprint for compliance and assurance

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

In February 2014 the U.S. National Institute of Standards in Technology (‘NIST’) published the ?rst NIST Cybersecurity Framework, responding to an Executive Order on improving critical infrastructure cybersecurity issued by...more

Education and collaboration – Essential for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us and countries across the world are grappling with ways to capitalize on its opportunities and mitigate its risks....more

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely - April 2018 #2

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: new reports on product liability law and the Internet of Things,...more

SAP Announces New Pricing Model

Software giant’s new pricing model attempts to address customer concerns about liability exposure due to “indirect access.” SAP’s new pricing model is a big step forward in addressing the uncertainty and confusion relating...more

Upcoming meeting signals the growing role of federal regulators over IoT and product safety

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will host a hearing on May 16, 2018 on potential safety hazards associated with internet-connected consumer products....more

What’s Next?: Drones and transforming policy at GE

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In this episode, Hogan Lovells Partner and Chair of our Unmanned Aircraft Systems group, Lisa Ellman, speaks with Michael Fitzpatrick, head of Regulatory Advocacy at GE, about drones and other innovative technologies that are...more

CPSC Explores Safety Hazards in 'Internet of Things' Products

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced that it will hold a hearing on May 16 to receive information on potential hazards concerning Internet of Things (IoT) products. The CPSC also is accepting...more

Data Security Litigation: CPSC to Hold Hearing on The Internet of Things and Consumer Product Hazards

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced that it will hold a hearing on May 16, 2018, to receive information on potential hazards with Internet of Things (IoT) products....more

Licenses, SaaS, and the Cloud

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

Some Legal Issues to Consider When Migrating to Become a Service Provider - Although everyone’s into blockchain and the “Internet of Things,” believe it or not, there are still plenty of traditional software developers out...more

Connecting the Dots Between Security Practices and Legal Obligations: California’s Connected Devices Bill

by BakerHostetler on

Turning on the lights, hearing the weather forecast, learning fun facts, and playing your favorite song in the kitchen are simple when one can give short voice commands to a personal assistant device that is connected to the...more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - March 2018

In this month's edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we discuss all 50 states now having data breach notification laws, state attorneys general and their opposition to a federal data breach notification law, the FBI...more

CPSC Takes a Dip in the IoT Regulatory Pool

by Wilson Elser on

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced on March 27 its plan to hold a public hearing on May 16 “to receive information from all interested parties about the potential safety issues and hazards associated...more

CPSC to Hear About the Safety Consequences If a Smart Device Isn’t So Smart

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Manufacture, import, or sell a connected device? In addition to the potential hazards associated with the physical performance of the product, you also need to consider the potential hazards associated with the product’s...more

CPSC Will Sharpen Its Focus on IoT in Upcoming Public Hearing About Internet-Connected Devices

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that on May 16, 2018, it will hold a public hearing on “potential safety issues and hazards associated with internet-connected consumer products.” The Commission...more

ITC Section 337 quarterly highlights

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Recent developments and practice tips from the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) bench by Judge Theodore R. Essex - On March 6, 2018, Rhonda K. Schmidtlein, Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission...more

United Kingdom Establishes IoT Security Principles

by Morgan Lewis on

The UK government recently released a policy paper outlining proposed requirements for makers of Internet of Things (IoT) devices to take certain actions to better protect IoT devices from growing cybersecurity threats....more

Can modern technology improve health and safety and save lives?

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The mining and construction sectors have, historically, been highly labour-intensive, with both these sectors being large-scale employers. Both sectors also consist of a diverse range of employers from small-scale operations...more

The Technology, Media & Telecommunications Review, Eighth Edition - Japan

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

This fully updated eighth edition of The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review provides an overview of evolving legal constructs in 26 jurisdictions around the world. It is intended as a business-focused framework...more

The South African mining industry is changing, and that's a fact

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2017 was another tempestuous year for the South African mining and natural resources sector. The sector was disrupted by a range of changes and uncertainties, including the publication of the Reviewed Broad-Based Black...more

FTC Explains Evolution of COPPA in Live Twitter Chat

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On March 6, 2018, the FTC hosted a live Twitter chat to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)....more

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